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Post War Classic is the natural sister of Pre War Car, an internationally oriented webmagazine-marketplace with the focus on great cars built after 1945. It is the international platform about true classics of the late forties, the fifties and sixties cars. Daily visited by thousands of afficionados, amateurs, enthusiasts, collectors, mechanics, historians and journalists.

Some great news and articles to catch your classical eye.

  • Pebble Beach 2018: E-type Roadsters everywhere
    Pebble Beach is on its way, which also means truckloads of cars – ready to be united with new owners – are brought over to California at the very moment. As an indicator to the price levels, we thought it would be nice to have a look to the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-21
  • Colani GT honoured at Schloss Dyck
    Schloss Dyck’s Classic Day’s, earlier this month, attracted all the usual suspects. Ultra shiny Ferraris and Maseratis, 300SLs and 911s and Silberpfeilen from Audi and Mercedes. All the big German manufacturers were present with impressive stands, too. Slightly more unusual was a display of Cologne-built Fords to commemorate 50 ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-20
  • Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #190
      A safety sports car that looked thorougly promising when it came on the market. It Looked like the most desirable sports cars in the world, but still not that interesting for most collectors. What car do we have here? The used photo is beautiful, good colour, ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-18
  • We are looking for test-users
    The vacation is over and it is time to go back home. Not only the people on the photo but also the PostWarClassic.com team is back in the office and we are focussing on our renewed website. Earlier this year, the PreWarCar.com website has been renewed and it is now ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-17
  • Which car do you choose from the year 1967?
         On Thursday August 23, 2018 Worldwide Auctioneers will have their Pacific Grove Auction. This event is held on the Monterey Peninsula during the famous classic car week. We took a dive into the catalogue and found a wide variety of cars. From a 1993 Mercedes Benz ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-16
  • R4 pre-production cars used by cowboys
    We found some wonderful movie material of the Renault 4 predating the launch of the car in 1961. The R4 was of course Renault’s answer to the Citroen 2CV and turned out to become a hit, too. These moving images were filmed in the Camargue nature park in southern ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Special Sprites and mighty Midgets unite
    Austin-Healey Sprites and MG Midgets from all over Europe and Japan made it to the Zandvoort track in The Netherlands last weekend to celebrate the 60th birthday for ‘Spridgets’ all over the world. As you will undoubtedly know there have been many Spridget racers with special bodies by companies such ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-14
  • About Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #189
    Great again to see the response on last week’s quiz. We had a one-off car. Built by aircraft designers in 1953 and till last year, stored away for almost 60 years. Yes, we are talking about the Manta Ray!The first response came in from Robbie Marenzi, who told ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-12
  • Helene’s dual fashion for Friday
    Huh? What’s going on here? Yes, that’s a Nash car and a Friday Lady standing next to it, eating an ice cream (like we did quite frequently in the past couple of weeks). But why is she wearing something that makes us think of the famous Alfa-Romeo SZ of the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-10
  • Montee Ballon d’Alsace for sniffing up atmosphere
    You could go to the Nürburgring this weekend for the German Oldtimer Grand Prix, where you will find some awesome racers. But you’ll find long cues anywhere near the legendary racing track. You'll also find it hard to buy a sausage or beer here with 60,000 more visitors joining you. ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-09
  • HERO takes over ERA
    In the UK dominated world of classic rallying there is the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) and the Endurance Rally Association (ERA). The first is known for its historic rallies organized by its late founder Philip Young since the 1980s, the ERA specializes in long distance endurance events such as ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-08
  • Back to back: 1952 Pick-ups weird and wonderful
    We’ve always had a soft spot for the saloon / sedan based pick-up here at PostWarClassic, with an extra special place in our hearts for the country cool Chevy El Camino and Ford Ranchero. They are also sometimes referred to as coupé utilities and the very first of them is ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-07
  • A typical garage in France
    The last couple of weeks, we enjoyed our vacation in France. Despite the high temperatures, we tried to go out so every now and then. And as we hoped, we found some places that we think of as typically French. The first place we found was when we took ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-06
  • Tough to Crack Car Puzzle #189
    The car shown in this weeks puzzle is a one-off. Although the builders wanted to build six more to cover the costs. As far as we know, this is the only one. You might have seen it at a big car show a few years ago. Before that time, the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-03
  • Is 117 Coupe the first Euro-Japanese collaboration?
    No points for guessing the origins of this Friday Lady photo. Yes, it’s from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Country of Cherry Blossoms or the Flowery Kingdom – of course: Japan. But as with more Japanese cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s this one had a ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-03
  • Bullit chase car hussles towards German concours
    Remember the Bullit Mustang that was found back earlier this year? ChromCars in Germany, a company that calls itself ‘Automotive Archaeologists’ wishes it would have it. Well, who doesn't? They do have what they call an ‘Original BULLIT replica’, which is a bit of a contradictio in terminus if you ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-02
  • Lambo classics on holiday tour
    When you are in Italy this Summer you might just bump into a duo of Lamborghinis that are having a little party tour. What’s going on? Well, Lamborghini is to mark the 50th anniversary of their Espada and Islero models this year and they have decided to do so by ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-08-01
  • An Indian elephant to help Austin drivers
    This is a story about an animal rather than about cars. Or is it? Well, fact is that it has to be one of the more light hearthed British Pathe movie clips we’ve come across. But also one of the loveliest. We are treated to the latest helper at ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-31
  • Say it with flowers
    People often show their love by giving flowers. We decorate the car when a wedding is taking place, we give flowers when a new car is bought. We use flowers to décor our garden. And even some cars end up as a flower basket themselves. We found this ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-30
  • About What is it? Puzzle #188: FSO Ogar
    As it is sunny in our part of the world, we thought this car would fit perfectly in last weeks quiz. And we were happy to see 3 good answers. The first one was from Fritz Hegemann, who emailed us from China. He was unable to add a comment there ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-28
  • Time for a holiday
    Are you going away this Summer? We are. And France remains a popular destination within our family, so that’s where we are heading to pretty soon. The French themselves are notorious for their vacations in August, when all of the country’s economy is defunct for a month. So you have ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-27
  • Caption it: style at Silverstone
    We couldn’t help but chuckle upon seeing this photograph, taken by Andy Barass at last weekend’s Silverstone Classic. Are all those Porsches just standing there or are they really looking in envy to all those Astons Martins on the racing track? While it was the 70th Anniversary of the first ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-26
  • Another museum quits after its caretaker passes
    It’s only a month ago that the Dutch Ford Museum was sold out of all of its inventory. This time, another motor museum focussing on one all-American marque quits with all of the cars and automobilia in it going to the highest bidders. For now it’s not Ford but Hudson ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-25
  • Citroëns and Solexes in Manhattan
    It can be refreshing to see things out of their usual context, and a parade of Citroën 2CVs, some DS-es and SMs plus the necessary Solexes in the heart of Manhattan, New York, fits the bill just perfectly. The parade was organized by the Greater New York Citroën and Vélosolex ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-24
  • A mystery marketplace
    We have no idea how we got this photo in the first place but we found it in our archive. All that was written on it was: marketplace. We hope someone might recognize the buildings or the area and can tell us a bit more. As we only know that ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-23
  • What is it? Puzzle #188
    What an interesting car this is. If you do not know it, it is not something to shame for. We had never heard about this before we went to look into the books. The car is built on a very famous base in a country that doesn’t ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-21
  • Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
    Summer is here and the lazy hazy crazy days of summer holiday are beckoning now. Are you taking your car to a holiday destination? And feel for recreating the atmosphere shown above by todays Friday Lady? We may just have the ticket for you...Its roof offers all the space needed ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-20
  • 1962 GP de Monaco in tantalizing moving images
    It is not very often that we see film footage like this. This material was shot at the 1962 Grand Prix de Monaco and is of a quality unseen before. To us, at least. It starts with an E-type that, for some reason, is right in the race in ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Could Bond’s prototype DB5 be still alive?
    Is there really a major breakthrough in one of the world’s most controversial classic car thefts? Or is Christopher A Marinello, chief executive of Art Recovery International just adding more to the mystery and intrigue of the Goldfinger DB5? What’s the story? As many of you will know the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Lloyd’s Folly
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    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-17